In 2009 I planned an impromptu trip to Paris to follow the Tour de France, where I spent a month with friends and collected as many unique cycling caps as I could at each stage of the race. When I returned stateside I sat down behind my mom’s sewing machine, cycling cap on my head, and decided to teach myself how to sew.
I started making these hats as an alternative to the cheap cotton cycling caps that all look and fit the same way. If I wasn’t losing them, they were falling apart. So I decided to make a unique hat that I was proud of and that could keep up with me and my bicycle.
All our hats are made by hand in South Philly from fabrics purchased locally.